#BlueStarBrief July 2021

This Month in the #BlueStarBrief

U.S. Economic Sanctions Update

Geopolitics of Global Semiconductor Chip Shortage

Welcome New Team Member!

And more...

U.S. to Announce New Approach to Sanctions Policy

By Jeremiah J. Baronberg and Doug Campbell

The Biden administration is expected to conclude an extensive review of U.S. sanctions policy. The purported changes will have implications for a wide range of actors around the world, including governments, corporations, and individuals.

Click here to read.


Geopolitics of Global Semiconductor Chip Shortage

Writing in Argentina's Diario Jornada, Gabriel Sánchez Zinny analyzes the global shortage of semiconductor chips due to the rising demand for technology—resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the increase of teleworking and students doing school at home.

Click here to read.

Karen Tramontano Anchors "State of Play" TV Show

Karen Tramontano continues to serve as co-anchor of the nationally broadcast television show, "State of Play," airing weekly on Black News Channel.

The show airs every Saturday and Sunday at noon and can be viewed on its YouTube channel here. For news and updates, follow State of Play here.

Click here to watch two recent editions:

Welcome New Team Member

We are excited to welcome Julieta Gomez to the firm as a Senior Associate where she will work on client issues in the United States and in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Julieta previously served as a key advisor in Colombia's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, where she was a key point of contact with diplomatic missions, multilateral organizations, and international organizations. In Colombia, she also worked for the USAID/USDA "Cacao for Peace Program" to strengthen the premium cacao value chain along the country's Caribbean coast.

Julieta received a Master’s in Public Administration from American University in Washington, DC and a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.


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